Dodgers Sign Key Reliever To Extension Despite ACL Tear

He was having a tremendous season out of the bullpen for the Los Angeles Dodgers, until a torn ACL knocked him out in late June. But now 35-year-old Daniel Hudson will not only have his option picked up for 2023, the Dodgers have extended him for a year after that as well.

The option for next season is worth $6.5M for Hudson, while the club option on the extension for 2024, according to Jeff Passan, will be worth about the same amount.

Hudson showed himself to be one of the top high-leverage arms around in the first half, posting a 2.22 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. He struck out 30 and walked just 5 in his 24 innings pitched. 

He was injured on an otherwise innocent play, as he tried to dart off the mound to pick up a grounder. 

Hudson's goal is to be ready for the start of spring training.

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